George Zimmerman has filed a $265 Million lawsuit against Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren.
The former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin says in the suit that both candidates damaged his reputation while paying tribute to Trayvon Martin.
NBC6 reported: In the lawsuit, Zimmerman says he was defamed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Elizabeth Warren for “political gain in misguided and malicious attempts to bolster their standings amongst African-American voters”.
The tributes in question were a pair of tweets the two candidates sent out on February 5th.
Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today.
How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?#BlackLivesMatter
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 5, 2020
My heart goes out to @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon's family and friends. He should still be with us today.
We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our children—especially young Black boys—can grow up safe and free. https://t.co/9lXXlRnvzL
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 6, 2020